Mittwoch, 7. November 2012

Update UK: £10 million to spur on innovation in offshore wind

(LEXEGESE) - According to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC),  innovators with novel ideas to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy are being invited to get their ideas off the drawing board and into turbines out at sea with the launch of two competitions. 

Up to £7million is available under the third round of DECC and the UK Technology Strategy Board’s (TSB) component technologies development and demonstration scheme. DECC and TSB expect to help fund between 5 and 10 projects, depending on the volume and quality of the applications received and the deadline for applications to DECC is noon on 16 January 2013.

Interested organisations can also apply for a share of £3million for the development of technical feasibility studies in the offshore wind innovation arena. This funding can be used to explore new ideas currently in the early stages of research and applications are encouraged from a range of sectors including those such as aerospace and oil and gas where the adaptation of existing technologies for the offshore wind sector could help cut costs in the future. Applications must be submitted to the TSB before noon on 16 January 2013.

Further details and application forms for the third round of the offshore wind component technologies development and demonstration scheme and feasibility studies competition can be found on the DECC website

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